A One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody Across Canada

Chapter 5 - Ontario (continued) - Tables

Table 5.1 - General Characteristics of Aboriginal Youth in Custody

Gender [1.1]
Variable N %
Male 207 79%
Female 55 21%
Total 262 100%
Age [1.2]
Variable N %
12 4 1%
13 12 4%
14 37 14%
15 62 23%
16 58 22%
17 61 23%
18+ 34 13%
Total 268 100%
Aboriginal Origin [1.3]
Variable N %
First Nations 218 97%
Metis 4 2%
Inuit - -
Innu - -
Inuvialuit - -
Other 3 1%
Total 225 100%
Aboriginal Status [1.4]
Variable N %
Status Indian 176 88%
Non-Status Indian 23 12%
Total 199 100%
Language [1.5]
Variable N %
English 255 94%
Aboriginal 76 28%
French - -
Other - -
Total [1.6] 272 122%
  • [1.1] Gender missing for 10 youth.
  • [1.2] Age missing for 4 youth.
  • [1.3] Aboriginal Origin missing for 47 youth.
  • [1.4] Aboriginal Status missing for 73 youth.
  • [1.5] Language missing for 2 youth.
  • [1.6] Total does not add up to 100% (or 272 youth) in custody because of multiple answers.
  • -: Number too small to be expressed.

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.2 Offence Type and Gender by Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO [2.1]
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Person 58 41% 23 61% 81 45%
Property 60 42% 9 24% 69 38%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other Criminal Code 22 15% 5 13% 27 15%
Federal/Provincial Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSO 143 100% 38 100% 181 100%
MSC [2.2]
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Person 19 42% 7 47% 26 43%
Property 18 40% 3 20% 21 35%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other Criminal Code 7 16% 5 33% 12 21%
Federal/Provincial Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSC 45 100% 15 100% 60 100%
  • [2.1] Data was missing for 8 youth
  • [2.2] Data was missing for 1 youth.
  • -: Number too small to be expressed.

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.3 Selected Violent and Property Offences by Gender and Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO - Offences against the person
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Murder and Attempted Murder - - - - - -
Aggravated Assault - - - - - -
Assault w/weapon/causing bodily harm 13 22% 5 22% 18 22%
Assault 19 33% 5 22% 24 30%
Sexual Offences 5 9% - - 5 6%
Robbery 6 10% 4 17% 10 12%
Other violent offences 11 19% 6 26% 17 21%
Total 58 93% 23 87% 81 100%
MSO - Property Offences
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
B&E - - - - 35 51%
Theft 11 18% 4 44% 15 22%
Possession Stolen Goods - - - - 14 20%
Other property offences - - - - 5 7%
Total 60 100% 9 44% 69 100%
MSC - Offences against the person
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Murder and Attempted Murder - - - - 4 15%
Aggravated Assault - - - - 4 15%
Assault w/weapon/causing bodily harm - - - - 8 31%
Assault - - - - 4 15%
Sexual Offences - - - - 3 12%
Robbery - - - - - -
Other violent offences - - - - - -
Total 19 7 26 100%
MSC - Property Offences
Offence Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
B&E - - - - 10 48%
Theft - - - - 5 24%
Possession Stolen Goods - - - - - -
Other property offences - - - - - -
Total 18 3 21 100%

MSC data by gender were suppressed due to small numbers.
-: Number too small to be expressed.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.4 Offence Type and Age by Most Serious Offence (MSO) and Most Serious Charge (MSC)

MSO [4.1]
Offence Type 14-15 16-17 18+
N % N % N %
Person 32 40% 39 51% 12 52%
Property 31 39% 27 36% 9 39%
Drugs - - - - - -
Other CC 15 19% 9 12% - -
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSO 80 100% 76 100% 23 100%
MSC
Offence Type 14-15 16-17 18+
N % N % N %
Person 5 29% 13 41% 4 67%
Property 9 53% 11 34% - -
Drugs - - - - - -
Other CC 3 18% 7 22% - -
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - -
Total MSC 17 100% 32 100% 6 100%

Age Group 12-13 data was suppressed due to small numbers (n=15)

  • [4.1] Data was missing for 1 youth.
  • -: Number too small to be expressed.

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.5 Sentence Length by Age
Sentence Length 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N %
1-49 days 11 14% - - 3 13% 18 10%
50-99 days 25 32% 18 23% - - 51 27%
100-149 days - - 9 12% - - 18 10%
150-199 days 13 17% 15 19% 5 21% 35 18%
200-249 days 7 9% 6 8% - - 16 8%
250-299 days 7 9% 7 9% - - 16 8%
300-399 days 4 5% 13 17% 3 13% 20 11%
400-499 days - - - - - - 6 3%
500-749 days 3 4% 3 4% - - 6 3%
750-999 days - - - - - - - -
1000+ days - - - - - - - -
TOTAL 79 100% 78 100% 24 100% 190 100%

Age Group 12-13 (N=9) was suppressed due to small numbers.
Data was missing for 82 youth due to remand status.
-: Number too small to be expressed.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.6 Location Type and Age by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location [6.1]
Location Type 12-13 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 4 25% 18 18% 48 41% 13 38% 83 31%
Inuit Community - - - - - - - - - -
Town - - 22 22% 11 9% - - 37 14%
City 9 56% 57 58% 55 47% 19 56% 140 53%
Unknown/Other - - - - - - - - 6 2%
Total Pre-Custody 16 100% 98 100% 118 100% 34 100% 266 100%
Offence Location [6.2]
Location Type 12-13 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 3 19% 13 13% 41 35% 10 30% 67 25%
Inuit Community - - - - - - - - - -
Town 4 25% 23 23% 17 15% 3 9% 47 17%
City 9 56% 63 64% 59 50% 20 59% 151 56%
Unknown/Other - - - - - - - - 3 1%
Total Offence 16 100% 99 100% 119 100% 34 100% 268 100%
Post-Custody Location [6.3]
Location Type 12-13 14-15 16-17 18+ TOTAL
N % N % N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 4 25% 19 19% 47 40% 13 38% 83 31%
Inuit Community - - - - - - - - - -
Town - - 17 17% 9 8% - - 31 11%
City 8 50% 63 64% 54 45% 18 53% 143 54%
Unknown/Other - - - - - - - - 11 4%
Total Post-Custody 16 100% 99 100% 119 100% 34 100% 268 100%
  • [6.1] Data was missing for 6 youth.
  • [6.2] Data was missing for 4 youth.
  • [6.3] Data was missing for 4 youth.
  • -: Number too small to be expressed.

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.7 Location Type and Gender by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location [7.1]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 66 32% 16 29% 82 32%
Inuit Community - - - - - -
Town 27 13% 9 16% 36 14%
City 106 52% 29 53% 135 52%
Unknown/Other - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 204 100% 55 100% 259 100%
Offence Location [7.2]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 55 27% 11 20% 66 26%
Inuit Community - - - - - -
Town 32 16% 13 24% 45 17%
City 115 56% 31 56% 146 56%
Unknown/Other - - - - - -
Total Offence 204 100% 55 100% 259 100%
Post-Custody Location [7.3]
Location Type Male Female Total
N % N % N %
Aboriginal Reserve 68 33% 14 26% 82 32%
Inuit Community - - - - - -
Town 21 11% 9 16% 30 12%
City 105 52% 31 56% 136 53%
Unknown/Other - - - - - -
Total Post-Custody 204 100% 55 100% 259 100%
  • [7.1] Data was missing for 13 youth.
  • [7.2] Data was missing for 13 youth.
  • [7.3] Data was missing for 13 youth.
  • -: Number too small to be expressed.

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.7a Location by Pre-Custody, Offence and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Brantford 210 7 3%
Hamilton 440 12 3%
London 480 19 4%
Moose Factory N/A 7 N/A
Moosonee 225 12 5%
North Bay 270 9 3%
Ottawa 290 5 2%
Pikangikum 160 5 3%
Sault Ste. Marie 450 7 2%
Sudbury 385 14 4%
Thunder Bay 980 24 2%
Toronto 220 8 4%
West Bay N/A 5 N/A
Offence Location
Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Brantford 210 8 4%
Hamilton 440 11 3%
Kenora 260 8 3%
London 480 24 5%
Moose Factory N/A 8 N/A
Moosonee 225 12 5%
North Bay 270 9 3%
Ottawa 290 6 2%
Pikangikum 160 5 3%
Sault Ste. Marie 450 8 2%
Sioux Lookout 165 5 3%
Sudbury 385 13 3%
Thunder Bay 980 27 3%
Toronto 220 8 4%
West Bay N/A 5 N/A
Post-Custody Location
Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Location Total Aboriginal Youth in Custody % Youth in Custody VS Youth in Location
Brantford 210 7 3%
Hamilton 440 12 3%
London 480 19 4%
Moose Factory N/A 7 N/A
Moosonee 225 13 6%
North Bay 270 8 3%
Ottawa 290 6 2%
Sault Ste. Marie 450 7 2%
Sudbury 385 13 3%
Thunder Bay 980 29 3%
Toronto 220 8 4%
West Bay N/A 5 N/A

Note: All locations with less than five (5) Aboriginal youth in custody on Snapshot Day were excluded due to confidentiality issues. Source: 1996 Census of Population, Statistics Canada and One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001). Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.8 Location Type and Most Serious Offence (MSO) Type by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-custody Location [8.1]
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 35 64% 13 39% 36 38% 84 45%
Property 14 25% 13 39% 41 44% 71 38%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC 6 11% 5 15% 15 16% 28 15%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 55 100% 33 100% 94 100% 187 100%
Offence Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 26 63% 17 43% 42 40% 86 46%
Property 10 24% 14 35% 46 44% 71 38%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC 5 12% 6 15% 17 16% 28 15%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Offence 41 100% 40 100% 106 100% 189 100%
Post-Custody Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 39 62% 13 48% 34 36% 86 46%
Property 15 24% 10 37% 43 45% 71 38%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC 8 13% - - 17 18% 28 15%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Post-Custody 63 100% 27 100% 95 100% 189 100%

"Inuit community" category was N/A.
"Don't know/Other" category was suppressed due to small numbers (n=5).

  • [8.1] Data missing for 2 youth.
  • -: Number too small to be expressed.

Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

Table 5.9 Location Type and Most Serious Charge (MSC) Type by Pre-Custody Location, Offence Location and Post-Custody Location

Pre-Custody Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 9 69% - - 15 36% 26 43%
Property - - 4 80% 16 38% 21 34%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC 3 23% - - 10 24% 13 21%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Pre-Custody 13 100% 5 100% 42 100% 61 100%
Offence Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 7 70% 5 63% 14 33% 26 43%
Property - - - - 17 40% 21 34%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - 11 26% 13 21%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Offence 10 100% 8 100% 43 100% 61 100%
Post-Custody Location
Offence Type Aboriginal Reserve Town City Grand Total
N % N % N % N %
Person 7 64% - - 14 35% 26 43%
Property - - - - 16 40% 21 34%
Drugs - - - - - - - -
Other CC - - - - 9 23% 13 21%
Fed/Prov Statutes - - - - - - - -
Total Post-Custody 11 100% 5 100% 40 100% 61 100%

"Inuit community" category was suppressed due to small numbers (n=0).
"Don't know/Other" category was suppressed due to small numbers (n=5).
-: Number too small to be expressed.
Source: One-Day Snapshot of Aboriginal Youth in Custody (2001)
Prepared by Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada .

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